Thursday, February 15, 2018


Potato salad has always been a favorite in our family, I remember my  Father would always ask me to help him whenever he's preparing salads for the family.  In this recipe I will try to recreate the Potato Salad he used to make during Lenten Season, using the Uni-Pak Mackerel in Natural Oil.  This is a very easy recipe, refreshing and has the goodness of pineapple, sweet pickles combined with the creaminess of the mayonnaise and the delicious chuncks of mackerels in it.  Since summer time is just around the corner, you can take this to your next summer outing or picnic, just remember to keep it cold always.

1-2 cans of Uni-Pak Mackerel in Natural Oil, drained and bones removed (155 gms each)
1/2 k Potato, boiled or steamed, peeled and cut into bite-size cubes
1 pack Lady's Choice Mayonnaise (220 ml)
1 small bottle  RAM Sweet Pickle Relish (135 gms)
1 small pouch, Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits in extra light syrup(115 gms)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Wash the potatoes very well, then boil or steam them till tender, fork can easily pierce into the potato  Let it cool for awhile then peel them, then cut into bite-size cubes. 

In a mixing bowl put the potatoes, season with salt and/or with pepper if you like.  Mix gradually, then add the pineapple tidbits together with the juice, then the pickle relish, and 3/4 of the mayonnaise,  mix very well but gently until well combined.  Then add the chuncks of Uni-Pak Mackerel.  Mix very well again.

Taste if it needed more salt, or if you need to add the rest of the mayonnaise, add to your likings and taste.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to  1 hour before serving, to let the flavors blend in and absorbed by the potato, Enjoy!

We did not add the mackerel at the start so we can retain the chunkiness of  the mackerel.

The juice of pineapple added alot of flavors into the salad.

You can add chopped celery stems if you like.

You can also add boiled carrots into to this recipe.

You can use any brand of mayonnaise, pickles and pineapple tidbits, the brands that I used here are what's available in my pantry

UNI-PAK Mackerel is a brand owned by the SLORD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, a manufacturer of canned goods that has been in the business of import, export, retail, distribution, and manufacturing since April 15, 1985. UNI-PAK Mackerel products adhere to strict quality control standards, and are manufactured using only the freshest ingredients and up-to-date processing and packing facilities.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Its Valentine’s month once again! A month full of seeking to perfectly express your love in beautiful and fabulous ways. This is because they want to ensure they're the apple of the eye of their special someone come the romantic occasion of the year that they will celebrate together.

So if you find yourself being whisked away to a charming place or have planned on a candle-lit dinner date with your beloved, you’ve got every reason to get all glammed up on Hearts Day! Why not? T’is a celebration of love after all. 

Make a big impact by putting together a look that brings out the best in you. From your clothes and make-up to the tiny details that count, you have many options to get that stunning aura on V-Day. 

Better start with the hair, which usually draws attention to a person. Per studies, a head full of hair indicates youth and health at its best. Power and stability, on the other hand, corresponds to a long, shiny tress. A bouncy bob means bubbly personality. Meanwhile, curly locks add to masculinity and femininity. 

Gotta hair like them? Well, don’t lose hope if you ain’t have any. All you need is love. And what a better way if it comes out naturally in you. Taking good care of it should not be enforced, but rather a rewarding pamper for yourself. This applies, too, when choosing the right product for your mane. 

Stay away from chemical-based ones. This is a “must”, especially when dealing with problems like shedding or thinning of the hair. Most of which contain parabens as preservative, according to aesthetics and rejuvenation expert Dr. Cecilia Catapang.

“Through the years, as you use chemical-based product, slowly and little by little, your body absorbs the parabens, which accumulate to significant levels, enough to induce what is called an estrogen sensitive breast cancer,” she says.

Synthetic haircare products have several adverse effects because they are drugs. What you don't know about them might hurt you. So avoid it the next time you go over the counter for your supplies or ditch what you’re using today for naturally-made products because they aid in stimulating hair growth while maintaining its natural water, shine and vibrancy.

Amid a glut of chemical-free hair solutions out there, Dr. Catapang recommends NOVUHAIR for its being natural and compliant to the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive, which means it doesn’t have paraben. In addition of its safety benefits, this topical scalp lotion specifically is the only hair growth product in the market containing 19 natural herbs, essential oils and co-factor nutrients working synergistically to help remedy hair problems from growth to vanishing.

NOVUHAIR helps rejuvenate, nourish and maintain moisture in the scalp and improve the overall appearance of the tress. Lastly, it’s more effective and safe solution to help remedy hair loss and promote hair growth.

Sounds like it’s time to shift to “nature’s answer to hair loss”, ladies and gentlemen. It’s time to start loving again your hair with NOVUHAIR to enhance or bring back the old “crowning glory” to look your best in front of your dearest, or turning the head of a potential mate on you this V-Day. Let the love begin!

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